How to find a four-legged BFF and the home of your dreams


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The real estate experts at Savvy + Co. Real Estate are a lot like your four-legged fur babies. They are super loyal, will do whatever they can to make you happy, are excellent listeners and just like any good companion, can show you the way home.

These Savvy dog moms and dads also know a house really becomes a home when it includes the addition of a pet. In honor of National Pet Day (April 11) and National Pet Month coming up in May, below are a list of shelter and rescue organizations near and dear to these agents where you can find your next family member.

Of course these agents could not let the opportunity pass by without sharing a few pics of their favorite pets.

Local animal shelter and rescue organizations

Many of Savvy + Co. Real Estate agents share their homes and hearts with dogs they adopted from a local shelter or animal rescue. Below are a few places to visit when you are ready to add a new BFF (or two or three) to your family.

Humane Society of Charlotte

The Humane Society of Charlotte is a “no-kill” shelter, meaning it believes that no healthy, treatable, behaviorally sound animal should be euthanized in the community. The Humane Society offers a variable adoption fee structure based on a number of factors, such as age, size, breed or temperament. Basic adoption includes a veterinary and behavior screening/testing, spay/neuter surgery, all initial vaccinations, a microchip and 30 days of pet insurance.
Upcoming Event: On Saturday, April 27th the Humane Society will hold its annual Pet Palooza Walk for the Animals at McAlpine Creek Park.

North Mecklenburg Animal Rescue

North Mecklenburg Animal Rescue is a nonprofit, no-kill animal rescue. It offers both adoption and the opportunity to foster dogs in need. Not sure if you are ready for a pet? There are ample ways to volunteer for this rescue organization, including taking dogs for a walk or showing a canine a great day of fun.
Upcoming Event: Head to Morning Market at Camp North End on June 1 and love on some adoptable pups!

Lucky Lab Rescue

Looking to add a lab to your home? Check out Lucky Lab Rescue in Charlotte. It was started by two ladies who were volunteering with other rescue organizations for years when they felt a calling to save as many Labrador Retrievers as possible. Many Lucky Lab rescues are from high-kill shelters in North and South Carolina. It offers fostering, volunteer and adoption opportunities.

Freedom Farm Rescue

Freedom Farm Rescue’s mission is to rescue, provide sanctuary, rehabilitate and find permanent loving homes for abandoned, stray and neglected dogs. With generous contributions, it can continue to save the lives of animals from shelters. You can adopt or foster through Freedom Farm Rescue.

Humane Society of York County

The Humane Society of York County is an independent local nonprofit organization dedicated to the humane treatment of animals located in Fort Mill, South Carolina, and serves the greater Charlotte region. Its mission is to make sure York County cats and dogs are treated in a humane manner, are rescued and are placed in loving and forever homes.
Upcoming Event: The 2019 Paws for Life Celebration & Gala is Saturday, June 8. This event is a semiformal affair which includes dinner, open bar (beer, wine & cider), live and silent auctions, a wine pull, music and dancing.

Rovers Rescue & Retreat

Rovers Rescue & Retreat is located in Waxhaw, NC. It rescues and rehabilitate homeless, abused and abandoned animals. It also partners with several animal hospitals that offer discounted spay/neuter clinics, vetting services, medical and food assistance to help with pet retention and litter control.

The Great Pyrenees Rescue of Western North Carolina

The Great Pyrenees Rescue of Western North Carolina is located in Catawba County, NC. Its goal is to help find homes for unwanted Great Pyrenees. It also operates as a sanctuary for Great Pyrenees that are in need of long-term foster that are too old to be adopted out.

Mid-Atlantic Pug Rescue

The Mid-Atlantic Pug Rescue is a group of diverse individuals – all volunteers – who have united for the purpose of rescuing pugs. They allow, and strongly encourage participation in other groups, rescues, and shelters, as it is the best way to strengthen the rescue effort and make sure that their motto is upheld: “Let no pug go unloved.”

And when you and your pet need some new digs, contact the animal lovers at Savvy + Co. Real Estate. They can sniff out a wonderful home just for you and all members of the family.

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